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Project Ravens' Nest


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On 11/06/2021 at 16:10, Bastiaan_NL said:

I can imagine that this creation takes up a lot of space, with all the hardware above and all the carts tables etc. So I do understand them a little :classic_laugh:

Looking good so far ?


 ...today was furniture assembly day - only had a few bits left over (who reads instructions anyway) ? One hallway cleared, one hallway ('the parking lot') to go  :classic_laugh:


Also, when I grew up in Europe and teased my two older sisters, they would say things like 'when God created men, she was only kidding'...I really shouldn't have shared that in my household now, because it is spreading like wildfire at dinner parties...  ?


13 hours ago, Sir Beregond said:

Loving this. Can't wait to see more.


 ...glad to see you here...looking forward to your suggestions ?


I don't know what I like less, assembling furniture, or chasing down memory optimization rabbit holes...Per earlier post, I recently added new RAM (Samsung-B 4000 / CL15) for the 5950X...daily is still a undervolted IF 1900 / DDR4 3800 14-14-14, but IF 2000 / DDR4 4000 does work after some rudimentary tests on the system...I had the Asus Dark Hero / AM4 5950X for 3+ months now and am quite comfortable 'pushing it' a bit...still, DDR4 4000 needs a revisit during a rainy day, now that I know that the IF can handle it.





...some earlier comparable runs for 'the other Ravens' at daily settings (AM4 3950X and TR 2950X):





...and here are some earlier 'max' results for video cards for error-free settings for GPUs and VRAM 'on air'- albeit at only light rendering loads...full long-run 3D results will be lower, though both get a water-block...









@Joe__Bishop wrote..."Ahhhhhh, where is me 10 years ago when I had big great cases in my head with unlimited  budget essentially.

Looking forward to  catching up on everything" 


...worth repeating that this is a productivity+play build. It doesn't have an 'unlimited budget', but it does have a decent budget envelope to satisfy the function brief, after a year of 'temporary' pandemic stop-gaps for capacity at different locations. One key item to check was the transfer of various older (sometimes proprietary) software onto the 3950X / Radeon 6900 XT combo, which will become the primary new daily slogger; and that combo is also the only one with eMail etc...


On the other hand, the TR 2950X will likely become 'the file serer', among other functions, what with its capabilities to run 7x M.2 and also a U.2, even  before any SSDs.




Now that the furniture additions are assembled, it is time to start thinking about drilling, cutting and tapping into the TT Core P8 case ?




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...putting together the copper bits for Project Ravens' Nest, for 'old-school hard tubing' watercooling...





..in my last build two years+ ago, I also used copper pipe and elbows (ie. the white 'tubes' to-and-from the GPUs below). 



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...below is one of the current 'daily slogger' main work / productivity machines that will be retired in favour of one of the Ravens systems (the 3950X / Radeon 6900 XT combo outline above).


I got this X79 mobo back in early 2014 and it has been trouble free - it's an Asus workstation board (X79-E WS) with Quad Channel DDR 2400, PLX chip & seven full length PCIe lanes, dual Intel Gigabit Lan, Q-code and very good oc_ing to boot ! In quad SLI format, it even fetched a few HWBot cups and helped win a red-green OCN competition back in the day.


It has been 100% reliable for all these years...the same holds for the dual 980 Classifieds, but the time has come to replace 4GB VRAM cards, not least as every primary system will now run 4K monitors, and other productivity apps call for 16 GB VRAM or more and faster subsystems.


...this board will either go on to run as a back-up server (w/ 10c/20t or 12c/24t Xeon), or become the main NAS for my home office, complete with a quad M.2 PCIe card - in other words, we won't part ways ?- it is still one of my favourites...



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